MAJOR: Martin St-Louis could make a bold move and cause a surprise by splitting up forwards Cole Caufield and Nick Suzuki

Published October 20, 2023 at 6:53 PM
BY DAVID ST-JEAN
The Canadiens have a record of 1-1-1 in three games, which is far from bad. They lost to two opponents who are stronger on paper and won against a weaker team, so logic was followed.

However, what's bothering the coach and the fans more is how they're losing games. Without the discipline issues and with more dominant special teams, the Canadiens could have three wins. It's worth noting that the Canadiens are the most penalized team, and their penalty kill is struggling.

Before things get worse, Martin St-Louis has decided to shuffle the lines, and according to what Martin McGuire reports, Nick Suzuki is the one affected.

[Lines:]


Caufield - Monahan - Anderson

Harvey-Pinard - Suzuki - Gallagher

Pearson - Newhook - Slafkovsky

Pezzetta - Evans - Ylonen

This is what the CH's commentator on 98.5 noticed during practice. St-Louis didn't confirm it today, but it looks like Suzuki is likely to be moved from the first-line center position, probably to help him get back on track.

This is a situation to watch closely.


Source: Marqueur
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